Monday, May 29, 2017

Memorial Day .......A Day for Remembering..............

Graves at Arlington on Memorial Day.JPG
Gravestones at Arlinton Cemetery
Pic from Wikipedia

Memorial Day.....
A Day for Remembering 
our Fallen Soldiers...........

To the families who have lost 
loved ones in our military............
our hearts and prayers go out to you we honor your lost loved
ones. I know this must be a painful
 day of remembering for you,  but it
 is fitting and right that we soberly
 remember our heros, altho, that was
 never their reason for doing what
 they did, we owe them and you
 such a debt of gratitude for the
 freedoms that seem to be so
 easily take for granted in this
 country where we live.
 Freedom is not Free....
and many paid the ultimate
sacrifice for their families,
 friends and 
and we remember them today
and honor them in our hearts,
and thank them....
 and thank You as well.

Have a Sober yet Satisfying
sense of pride, in what your 
loved one accomplished with
their life on this and every
 Memorial Day!!

Hugs and Blessings,
Nellie and Jim

and..... if you are or were in the
 military or are or were a police-
man/ woman or anyone who puts
 their life on the line for others 
and your country. 
 We salute you and thank you
 for your servant heart and 
service to us and our country.

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Saturday, May 27, 2017

Quote and Scrpture to Ponder - Courage

Happy Sunday to ya
Sweet Friends,

Hope you have a good, restful
and contemplative Memorial
Day Weekend.

Here is the quote
and scripture of the day.

“Courage is contagious
 When a brave man takes a stand,
 the spines of others are 
often stiffened.”
By Billy Graham

I really like this quote because I
 think it is so true......and it is so
 much the reason we need each 
other, because as the bible says:

 As iron sharpens iron, so one 
person sharpens another.
Proverbs 27:17

Happy Pondering.........

Hugs and Blessings,

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Thankful Thursday May 25, 2017, Spring golfcart tour #2

 proclaiming aloud your praise and
 telling of all your wonderful deeds.
Psalm 26:7

Greetings Sweet Friends,

Hope you are having fabulous
weather today.....

We is a gorgeous, sunny,
clear blue sky, very breezy yet
90 degree day,  but doesn't feel
quite that hot when the breeze is
blowing...Sat out for a lil while to
 get some Vitamin D......but can't
take those 90 degrees for 
too long if the winds stops. lol 
Everything has greened up so
beautifully too, since we have
had some rain every day this
week so far, think it is done
 now until next week. So the
scenery is good too.....

Not much going on here, other
than a nice chat with DeeAnna,
or things I have already
 mentioned in my Thankful
 Post, so will just get on
 with it............

Oh Yea.... Forgot to say that 
pictures today are from 
 Charleston, S.C.

I am thankful

that my New Magnolia Market
magazine came the end of last
week, so still perusing and
enjoying it.

that Dee and Jerry had a nice get 
away at a lakeside cabin in N.C. for
 3 days, and that they had safe travels 
but mostly they were protected from a
snake in their bedroom while there.
 It was a black snake which could have 
been a water mocassin,but they really
 didn't know what it was....thankful
Rosie their lil dog didn't find it, and
thankful it  was small and they had 
access to a broom and that they had a 
sliding glass door in the bedroom so
Jerry could sweep it outside. They
did leave earlier than they had 
planned and I don't blame them,
cause it could have been there the
whole time they were sleeping in
that room.   Creepy!!

for a great time over at Scott
and Megans for dinner on Sun-
day to celebrate Mother's Day.
Scott made some wonderful
Lasagna, beans, salad and garlic
bread......the beans and a lot of 
the ingredients for the lasagna
 came from his garden as well,
 basil,oregano and fresh tomatoes.
Everything was delicious!
and we even got a doggie bag to 
take home, so it was dinner for 
Tues.night and even tasted 
better than on Sunday. lol
Love that about Italian food.

for the sweet card from them,
and the neat pillow Megan had
 made for me with the family's 
pictures  on it.
Lovely and meaningful!

that our lil brown bunny is
back,  hadn't seen him in quite
awhile and was concerned some
thing happened to him, but have
seen him twice now in the last
week.  He is adorable!


that our Beauty Berry bush
has grown back,  as we had to
cut it way back when we were
clearing the side yard a few
months back.  I can see that it
is starting to produce tiny
berries that will be beautiful
as always, a gorgeous shade
of purple, in case you aren't
familiar with them.


that after saying I couldn't really 
grow hydrangeas on someones
 blog post about
"How to grow hydrangeas",
that when I went to water 
small hydrangea plant I have
 in a pot out in the backyard, that
did have just one bloom.....found
 that now it actually had 4 pink
 blooms, course, they are small ones
but hey, I am tickled pink!! .
Hoping that maybe I have finally
found the perfect spot for them.
That would be awesome!

Hard to see but in case you don't
know, if you click on one pic
it blows them all up for better
viewing pleasure!


that the young couple we are working
 with in the young marrieds class and
 that want to be missionaries are
 gonna have an opportunity to be on
 staff with our church for 2 yrs. to
help get them to their goal...
We might be losing them tho, as they 
will have other duties, so they might 
not be able to continue with us, and
we certainly will not love losing 
them for sure.....
 but that is okay...we know the
Lord has a plan, and I had some
interesting thoughts this morn-
ing while working outside, which
 were not my thoughts!

Same House


that finally after 3-4 yrs. with a
dishwasher that didn't really
wash the dishes,  hubby called
it a dish sanitizer,  but in the
last year or so it hasn't even
been that, just a dish drainer
is more like it.  lol
Our new one finally arrived...
today which is Wednesday,
only took us over 2 years to find
 one in Bisque that we thought 
would really work well, and
we got it at half price!  Hubby
 is installing it as I write this...
I am jumping up and down 
happy about it.....Seriously,
Can't wait to wash the
first load..............

Poo.....Gotta wait till tomorrow
course, after all this time what 
is one more day......
 He wound up needed a part 
so hopefully, it should be up
 and running by Thursday nite.

Well, our first load is washing.
Whoo Hoo!

 that we were able to find an apt.
 size refrigerator too, at a great 
price to replace the 32 yr. old
 one we had in the garage for
 holiday overflow, leftovers and 
They delivered that today as pleased as punch
about that too.
2 more things of our pre-
retirement list.   lol 

that we finished lil darlings
doll pillow today,  and she
was pleased as punch about
taking it home....she was
kissing it and just loves it.
So Sweet.....

Remember this from last


for all the rain storms we
had this week.  We have been
so dry here, so it was great to
get the rain..........the air seems
so fresh and glad that it washes
away all the pollen for awhile

Well, happy you could drop by today,
and hope you will share something
you are thankful for too.

In case you missed the
 Spring Golfcart Home Tour
# one, and would like to see it
Just Click Here.

Have a.....
Pleasant, Peaceful and Safe
Memorial Day Weekend!

Love, Hugs and


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Tuesday, May 23, 2017

My Birthday Table from March

Afternoon Sweet Friends,

Hope your Tuesday is going well........

Mine is
Quickly it seems.....trying to get my
 computer room finished...
  Finally got the new futon cover on, and 
just trying to decide about the pillows,
and want to do a lil change on the wall 
behind still not finished....these
 things take time and thought in between
 all the other life things going
So maybe by next week...........

I happened to discover that I still had
some pics I had not posted on yet, so
that came in was of my
Birthday table from back in March.
It was a busy week and hubby and
the kids were doing dinner for me,
so I decided I would help out and
just do the table since it is just
such a chore for

It actually started with a trip to Fresh
Market where I found these gorgeous
paper spring napkins and salad plates,
at the end of February that I thought
would be nice for Easter this year.

They just screamed Spring to me with
 thecute lil birds and bird nest....

and always love pink and flowers in the
Springtime as well...................

So I scooped them up brought them
home....paid first,  of course,  lol

Then a few days before my birthday hubby
 came home with these beautiful flowers
 which I have forgotten the name of again!!

and I had already tried them out on my
solid white and my shabby chic dinner 
plates, still thinking about Easter still.
 Loved how they looked on the 
shabby chic ones the best.

So decided since I had the pretty flowers
just to use them for my birthday instead,
and I could come up with something else
for Easter............

Decided on my Spring Green 
tablecloth, as the dishes look
so nice against the green.  

and floral patterned silverware
that I have no idea what the name
of it looks like daffodils.

A look down the table from one

and then the other..............

with a posterized affect for fun.

Little Darlings place.......she loves these
lil birdies and likes to play with them.

and what's in the silver cup?? 
 Lil plastic hearts that lil darling 
also likes to play with......if I
don't put them there now, she
asks for

A nice you can see
the candle holders and the birdies
well, one birdie the flowers are
hiding the other one............

Same picture as above, but with
 a photocopy affect

I was gonna use spring green goblets
but thought it was too much green
so decided to go with the clear ones.

One last look and we are done...

Sorry for so many pictures...
I always think I am taking less....
but once it gets time to edit them
 I realize oh no.....
I did it
and I actually left some flower
pics out.............

Think this could make a nice
 Spring or Summer Table really......
Check out your Fresh Market for
 Paper Goods they really have some
 pretty nice ones, not your typical 
run of the mill paper goods........
but then they do cost a bit more.
So I don't typically do that, but 
once in awhile when you really
 see something you love for a
 special occasion it is worth it.


Thanks so much for dropping by,
hope you enjoyed your visit.......

Have a really good week
keep your light shining brightly!

 Love and Blessings,

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